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Village East hosts a trio of summer parties

One party is good, two parties is better, three parties is ideal. Bermondsey-based bar and restaurant Village East agrees with us as they will be hosting a trio of summer parties sure to have you forgetting about the political dramas of last week and the gloomy weather that continues to moisten our summer plans.   The fun kicks off with a Midsomer Murders themed party where guests will dine on a 4 course meal while solving clues throughout, the person who does best will win dinner for 2 at Village East. Fly yourself over (mentally) to The Ultimate Beach Party […]

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Fitzrovia’s Foodie Street Feast

Three’s a charm, and Feast @ Fitzrovia is returning to central London for its third year of international culinary delights. Distinctive restaurants, chefs, cafés, bistros and bars are all coming together to treat the capital to a week of gourmet offerings and a jam-packed schedule of events and this year we don’t doubt it will be the best year yet – just think of the swarm of new restaurants that Fitzrovia has seen open in the last year; Dickie Fitz, The Ninth, Mac and Wild, we could go on… In addition, exciting promotions and special menus will be featured throughout the week. So when […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Immersive Wine Tasting at The Hoxton

When it comes to wine, we all have a go-to bottle we grab from the supermarket after work because, after all, if you like what you’re drinking that’s all that matters. Until… it’s not just you, your sofa and your Netflix – suddenly your in-laws are sitting across the table from you and your usual “that’ll do” attitude becomes a little less appropriate. New online wine store, Garmence Wine Studio have revolutionised the wine shopping experience by whittling the choice down to a concise curation of red, white, rose and sparkling, delivering in chic packaging complete with food pairing advice […]

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Openings & Launches

Sagardi Arrives in London

Back in 1995 Iñaki Viñaspre, founded Grupo Sagardi and opened the first Sagradi restaurant in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. It’s come a long way since then, with restaurants in Madrid, Valencia, Mexico City and Buenos Aires and guess where it’s coming to next? Yep that’s right London. Setting up shop in Shoreditch, it’ll be the 30th restaurant in the group and will continue to serve up traditional Basque country food and drink. And you can guarantee you’re going to get the real deal as the best produce is being flown in daily from San Sebastian. Expect to find the […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Cabbages & Roses Afternoon Tea

The urban take on afternoon tea consists of crisp white linen, polished silver cutlery and the finest bone china – you almost feel as if you’re living a moment in history but modern touches bring you straight back to the city. Whilst it possesses all the ritual as we know it, afternoon tea in the countryside is a little more rustic – antique printed linen, mismatched cups and saucers and a single freshly cut rose sitting in a little vase on the table. Iconic British homeware brand, Cabbages & Roses are bringing a touch of rural chic to The Montagu at […]

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Meredith Collective Presents ‘Keeping Up With The Jones’

Ever wonder who the Joneses really are, and why people are trying to keep up with them? Look no further than Meredith Collective’s latest pop-up launching on July 7th, where you are invited to come and explore first-hand the fantastical way the other half lives. Actors will play the role of the Jones family, while audiences become a part of their world. This delightful foodie adventure will begin in Mrs. Jones’s stylish new kitchen (which she has just had refurbished don’t you know?) and leads guests on a journey featuring wonderfully creations from Mrs. Jones’s secret recipe book, such as edible vodka toothpaste, […]

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Shoryu Ramen: 5th Restaurant Opens

Back in 2012 Tak Tokumine opened the first Shoryu Ramen, four years later and they have sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho, Kingly Court as well as Shoryu Go (dedicated to takeaway) on Air Street. Safe to say it’s been a success and this summer will see their fifth restaurant opening in Covent Garden. Specialising in Hakata cuisine they’ll be serving up Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake.  Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa (aka the Ramen Boss) has crafted a menu that focuses on flavours and ingredients that are rarely found outside of Japan. So alongside […]

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10 Overlooked Museum and Gallery Restaurants

It’s easy to forget that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world, filled to the brim with some of the best museums, art galleries and theatres. And within those cultural delights, some extraordinary food and drink offerings, which are worth the visit in themselves. Here’s a guide to The Handbook’s favourite:

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14 Tickets Remaining: Eat Yourself Younger

Healthy eating is everywhere and with a recent report revealing that we are now more health conscious than ever it is no surprise that a lot of us willingly fork out an extra 50p on almond milk in our morning coffee and pay twice the price of a sandwich/crisps/coke meal deal on a courgetti and pesto salad from Whole Foods. But despite noticeable benefits in terms of energy levels and generally feeling virtuous, we don’t think much about what affect our diet has on how we look. Health guru, Elizabeth Peyton Jones, is sharing with us her tricks of the […]

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The Barbary: Neal’s Yard’s Latest Restaurant

Time for a history lesson, back in the 16th century, Europeans identified the Barbary coast as the area settled by the Berbers in the Atlas Mountains (if you need to brush up on your geography then that’s Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya). The area was known for its pirates and the Barbary Lion and now it is lending its name to The Barbary. Just opened in Neal’s Yard, the restaurant is the second offering from siblings Layo and Zoë Paskin, Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, who also own The Palomar. The menu will reflect the countries from the Atlantic Coast […]

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